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Governor says cut water use by half

Governor Mike Easley at a highway dedication earlier this month.Governor Mike Easley urged North Carolinians today to cut their water use by 50 percent between now and Halloween.

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Some very Woolly PicturesOlivia and her winning worm, Armstrong.Here are some highlight's from the 30th Annual Woolly Worm Festival. Full Story
'We've had some leads to pursue,' Detectives say

Authorities in Wilkes County are still investigating the Friday morning discovery of a man, fatally shot in the head.

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Short causes fireimg_1354_small.jpgA small vehicle blaze at Hampton's Body Shop after one p.m. today was easily contained by Boone firefighters. Full Story
Stripes say Cold Winter ahead

According to Armstrong, it’s going to be a cold winter. Armstrong, woolly worm of 11-year-old Olivia King of Raleigh, outpaced 1,400 other worms Saturday.

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Local kid still Endures

Local kid sensation Caleb Courtney’s still hanging on in Fiji- at least on tv.

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North Wilkesboro man found shot to deathAuthorities in Wilkes County are investigating a grisly Friday morning discovery: a man, fatally shot in the head. Full Story
SUVs found submerged, ties to Wilkes

Two stolen sports utility vehicles were located Saturday morning off Riverside Drive in the Patterson area of Caldwell County: in a pond.

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Home winning streak crushedSaturday marked the end of Appalachian State University’s record 30-game home winning streak. 
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"Superbug" Close to Home

An antibiotic-resistant staph infection has reached western North Carolina.

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Woolly Worm Festival Draws 20,000 to Banner Elk

Ideal weather in the High Country helped swell attendance at the Woolly Worm Festival today to 20,000 people. Tomorrow's finale will draw close to 15,000. The grand prize in the Woolly Worm race was copped by Armstrong, raced by Olivia King of Raleigh. Olivia walked away with $1,075.00 for Armstrong's stellar performance.


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Moore Fans Will Bring More Waste

      Boone Town Council members partially approved a proposal to relocate a sewer line at Kidd Brewer Stadium at last night’s town council meeting


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Depends on "how the black and brown stripes run"

By Monday, we’ll know what the thirteen weeks of winter have in store.

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Elk Motel addressed by Council

 Boone Town Council members considered options to help save the Elk Motel in last night’s town council meeting.


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Seven Devils Town Forum Tame

Town Council Candidates found little to disagree about at last night’s Meet the Candidates Forum in Seven Devils.

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Leaf weekend is hereExpect record numbers of crowds to the High Country: 
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24-Hour Walk to End Sexual ViolenceA local chapter of One In Four is being formed at ASU.
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"If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder"Blue Ridge Community Theatre is presenting its fall show, “If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder” tonight through October 22 at 8 p.m.  Full Story
Boone Town Council: Elk Motel on the Agenda

Elk Motel owner Floyd “Dipper” Garrison is running out of time.

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